ETXKF June 3X3
Three fish in three days
2019 ETXKF RULES AND REGULATIONS:
Monthly Grind Series
UPDATE: 1ST PLACE WILL EARN A QUALIFICATION FOR THE 2019 ETXKF CLASSIC ON SAM RAYBURN!
Tournament standings, contingency awards, and final winners shall be determined by Catch-Photo-Release (CPR) of each competitor’s catch during the competition days of the tournament. Only Black Bass will be measured. The limit shall be three fish unless otherwise noted. Each fish will be measured on the longest straight line using an approved measuring bump board. Fish must be scored with the left side of the fish facing up. Mouth must be closed, the lip MUST be touching the bump board on the measuring board. If the judge deems the mouth to be open, there will be a one-inch deduction. The use of bungies, stringers, or other means of securing the fish other than the angler’s hand is prohibited. Anglers may not hold the tail pinched. The minimum length for all bass at all events will be 10.00" in length. Any bass that appears to have been mangled, mashed, mauled or otherwise altered will be credited only at the discretion of tournament officials. No hands or fingers beneath the gill plate. A 1” deduction will be issued if hands or fingers are under the gill plate in photos. In the event of a tie, the largest fish will break the tie, then the second largest, and so on. If the stringers are deemed to be identical, then the angler who submitted the largest fish first wins the tie. Each angler will be issued a unique identifier prior to the start of each tournament through TourneyX. The identifier code must be clearly visible in all CPR photos.
Any public water within the state of Texas and Louisiana. No farm ponds, private ponds, pay-to-fish ponds, etc.
APPROVED MEASURING DEVICES:
Hagen’s Hawg Trough and Ketch boards are considered approved measuring boards. No color restriction. It is STRONGLY recommended that measuring lines be neatly colored in with a permanent marker on Hawg Troughs to assist tournament officials in accurate judging of fish. If an official is unable to see measuring lines, it is up to official of the fish disqualified or receives a deduction.
2019 GRIND TOURNAMENT FEES:
Monthly Grind - $25.00
Monthly grind will payout top 3 places after TourneyX and paypal fees.
TACKLE & EQUIPMENT:
Only artificial lures may be used. No “live bait” or “prepared bait” will be permitted during official practice and competition, with the exception of pork strips or rinds. Only ONE casting, spin casting or spinning rod (8-foot maximum length from butt of handle to rod tip) and reel may be used at any one time. A hung lure that is not in or on the water is not considered in use and may be set aside while another is in use. Other rigs may be in kayak ready for use; however, only ONE is permitted to be in use at any given time. Trolling lures, even if the rod is not being held by the angler, will be considered “in use.” All bass must be caught live and in a conventional sporting manner. Anyone guilty of snatching or snagging visible fish will have their catch disqualified.
When visually fishing a bed or for bedding bass, to be counted as a legal fish, all bass must be hooked inside the mouth. With the mouth closed naturally, you must not be able to see where the hook point enters the fish to be considered hooked inside the mouth. Competitors are allowed to share baits and tackle at all times. Anglers may not receive assistance from non-competitors.
KAYAK POWER REGULATIONS:
All kayaks can be powered by paddle and pedal drive systems. Trolling motors are allowed for Monthly Grinds ONLY. A trolling motor that is approved for use must be electric powered and 30 lbs. of thrust or less.
ETXKF will use TourneyX for event registration and submission of fish. Each competitor must register through TourneyX. Cutoff for registration is 11:59 pm 20 June 2019
Lines-in starts at 12:01 AM - the first day of the grind (06/21/19). Lines-out and ALL FISH SUBMITTED by 11:59 PM on the last day of the month (06/23/19).
COMPETITORS MUST REMAIN IN KAYAK UNLESS:
During the competition, competitors must not depart the kayak to fish from land or while wading or to make the kayak more accessible to fishing waters unless the angler is tethered to the kayak. Tethers must be firmly attached to the kayak, and may not be longer than 20 feet. Competitors are allowed to leave the kayak to retrieve a lure. All fishing by that competitor must cease until back in the kayak before making another cast.
PARTICIPANTS & ELIGIBILITY:
This tournament trail is open to anglers who are 18 years of age or older, 16 years of age and have a drivers license and social security card with a signed waiver from a parent. However, employees, officers and director of ETXKF or its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies and members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, and sibling, regardless of where they live) are also eligible. Proof of age to the satisfaction of tournament officials is the responsibility of the potential competitor. With the exception of the 16-year minimum, no one will be disqualified because of age, race, gender or disability.
Safe kayak conduct must be observed at all times by competitors. During competition, each competitor must wear a Coast Guard-approved life preserver, worn properly according to manufacturer, anytime on the water. This preserver must be strapped, snapped or zippered securely, and maintained in that condition while the entrant is in the water on the kayak. Inflatable life vest indicators should be checked daily. Violation of this rule may be reason for disqualification.
When kayaking in low visibility situations i.e. fog, heavy rain, during both practice and competition, competitors must operate their kayaks in a safe manner as determined by tournament officials. This means that bright light must be visible in all directions. This can include a single 360 degree white light, permanently mounted LED strips, multiple flashlights, etc, as long as the light is visible in all directions. ALL TPWD and Coast Guard regulations must be observed including the possession of a noisemaking device (whistle or horn).
All electronic equipment used for fishing such as depth finders, temperature gauges, and sound attractants are allowed in any event. It is strongly encouraged that all competitors have a safety check each day prior to launch to familiarize the location of all safety equipment.
ANGLER CODE OF CONDUCT:
Anglers participating in any ETXKF sanctioned event shall observe this code of conduct and the applicable rules for the specific event in which they are participating. Anglers shall, at all times, conduct themselves in a manner becoming professional anglers that will not reflect unfavorably on ETXKF, its members, officers or representatives, tournaments or sponsors.
To this end, anglers shall use their best efforts to demonstrate professionalism and integrity in support of the sport of professional fishing. Any angler who violates any of the provisions of the Angler Code of Conduct may be subject to fines, reduction of points, forfeiture of tournament winnings, suspension from competing in ETXKF sanctioned events, permanent ban from competition, or any combination thereof deemed appropriate by ETXKF.
The favorable public reputation of ETXKF as an organization, the integrity of its officials, and the reputation of its media channels are valuable assets and tangible benefits for ETXKF. Accordingly, it is an obligation of Competitors to refrain from comments in public forums and social media or to the news media that unreasonably attack or disparage the integrity of ETXKF. Failure to do so will result in angler dismissal and a permanent ban from competition, events, and ETXKF social media avenues.
Competitors in ETXKF tournaments are expected to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, safety, and conservation. Any infraction of these fundamental sporting principles may be deemed cause for disqualification.
Use of alcohol or drugs (other than those purchased over-the-counter or prescribed by a licensed physician) by any competitor while on the water, during competition hours, is cause for disqualification and may be grounds for disqualification for future events.
Maximum courtesy must be practiced at all times, especially with regard to kayaking and angling in the vicinity of non-competitors who may be on tournament waters. Any act of a competitor, which reflects unfavorably upon efforts to promote fisheries conservation, clean waters, and courtesy, may be a reason for disqualification.
Please stay a minimum of 50 yards away from fellow competitors during competition unless otherwise discussed and agreed to with said competitor. If you must get closer to pass a competitor, please ask permission before getting too close. Be courteous.
All competitors are bound by the prevailing statutes and regulations of the various states in which they fish. Competitors are responsible for research on fishing and kayaking regulations.
Chemical substance addiction or abuse, conviction of a felony or other crimes involving moral turpitude, or other conduct reflecting unfavorably upon efforts to promote safety, sportsmanship, fair competition and compliance with tournament rules, shall be grounds for rejecting any application for participation and/or for disqualification after circumstances are reviewed by the Tournament Director. Any disqualification, suspension from, or other disciplinary action regarding any tournament or fishing organization, shall be grounds for rejecting any application for participation in an ETXKF tournament, and/or disqualification from an ETXKF tournament after circumstances are reviewed by the Tournament Director.
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Fish Caught: 25
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